Thursday, December 18, 2014


My last day in Thailand was spent fishing for snakeheads at Pilot 111 Fishing Ponds. Pilot 111 consists of numerous fishing ponds loaded with snakehead, barramundi, featherback, and other species. There is a restaurant/bar on the grounds. We spent the entire day fishing for snakeheads. John picked us up in the SUV around 4am for the hour drive to the pond. Snakeheads are landed on minnow imitating lures. The best were the live target brand lures resembling small bluegill. We use medium action spinning reels/rods some of which were provided by John. All in the group catch numerous snakeheads. Around 10pm I head back to the International Airport for the long flight to Chicago whereas the other guys spent the night in Bangkok returning home in the morning. There is a 13 hour time difference from Bangkok to Chicago. In all the trip was fantastic. John and his wife of was one of the best outfitters we have dealt with. John picked us up very very early each morning, provided excellent tips on lures, and spoke perfect English which made conversatons very easily. John also provided us with a great video of the trip. I highly recommend on your next visit to the "Land of Smiles" that you get in touch with John. His email is I guaranteee that most of you will catch your largest fish of your life in Thailand!

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